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Comment: Florida Best Performance. (Score 4, Informative) 778

by trout007 (#47493555) Attached to: States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

The best performer is Florida which only raised it's minimum wage to keep pace with inflation by 14 cents/hr.

"The number of jobs in Florida has risen 1.6 percent this year, the most of the 13 states with higher minimums. Its minimum rose to $7.93 an hour from $7.79 last year."

In reality inflation is much worse for low income people in Florida so in real terms the minimum wage decreased for those people.

Comment: Re:I know one (Score 1) 312

by trout007 (#46244335) Attached to: Good Engineering Managers Just "Don't Exist"

I'm lucky enough to have an excellent engineering manager right now. When he got hired most of us were thinking "Oh great here is another manager:" He came in and said "You guys do great work. My job is to make it easier for you to do your job." We didn't believe him at first but he has proven himself. He came up with a project management database that helped us get our crap together. Instead of jobs falling through the cracks we now have it documented. He was flexible with what we had to fill in. When we complained a field was taking too long to fill in he got rid of it. It has really helped with upper management because when they come around to ask what do we work on we have thousands of records of every little task we do and for whom.

I'm all for computer dating, but I wouldn't want one to marry my sister.